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Adapt to Change or Die… Well, Sort Of

Be prepared to adapt to change

Be prepared to adapt to change

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

The theory of evolution is pretty clear. Adapt or die. Dinosaurs and the dodo are dead because they didn’t change fast enough. Live can be harsh. But it’s also pretty simple. If we don’t adjust then we too are going to fail.

I’m not necessarily saying your going to die, but I am saying that unless we observe, reflect and react in the correct way, we aren’t going to live our ideal life.

Say you have a problem with some aspect of yourself. You see a habit, behavior or belief and you know it’s negatively affecting your life. Could simply be the lack of something- you need to be more productive, more wellness oriented or simply have a better work-life balance. Many people struggle with all three.

To change this negative quality you must willing to adapt. After observing the aspect you know is bad, reflect on the best way to bring change. This is usually a lot more straightforward then we want to make it. You’re unproductive? Why? What gets in your way? Is it flappy bird? Is it lack of nutrition, sleep or exercise? Now how do you fix it? Some advice? Turn off your phone when you get home. Every time you eat, do so with thoughtfulness. The moment you get home, keep your tv off, and take your dog for a walk; forming a habit of exercise. Do these changes every day, and if and when you mess up, keep going.

Change really is that simple.

But the real secret? You must want it. You have to want it more than you want to be lazy or distracted or negative, you must be ready to adapt to change. If the way you have always done things is no longer working you must be ready to try new ways. It never pays to remain set in your ways. If you are unwilling to make any changes in your life, you will only be hurting yourself in the long run. Anyone is able to change once they set their mind to it so you should be prepared to change when necessary.

You may not always like the way the world changes but you have to learn to work with it. You have to be flexible. You will be fighting a losing battle if you continue to resist change. It is better to accept change, and embrace it as an opportunity to enhance your personal development.

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A Keynote Speaker Deserves a Good Introduction

Introducing a keynote speaker is very important. It can raise expectations that can make it easier for the speaker to start on a positive note.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being, and Peak Human Performance.

At a place where a keynote speaker is needed, for example a graduation or a meeting, it is essential to introduce them properly. That person is there to encourage and give words of wisdom to the audience. If the introduction is not well executed, this can bore the audience and make the job of the speaker much harder.

Get the Background Information

The master of ceremonies needs to say something about the background of the speaker. This can be done through research or briefly interviewing the speaker before the event. Make sure the information is accurate and the speaker is happy with it before it is broadcast. Also, make sure that it is interesting and it entices the audience. For example, it could be information about his or her special achievements and noteworthy accomplishments as a keynote speaker.

Practice Makes Perfect

The person who is to introduce the speaker needs to make sure he or she practices the introduction. This can be done by reciting it in front of other people. Getting other peoples’ advice on the delivery can help improve it and make it more interesting to listening to hear. The audience can always tell whether time and practice has been put into an introduction.

Overall, the introduction of the keynote speaker is very important and work needs to be put into it to make the entire event successful.

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Appear Confident, Even When You Don’t Feel It

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Dressing well will help you look and feel more confident

Dressing well will help you look and feel
more confident

If you act like you know what you’re doing, others will follow you almost anywhere. Putting off an air of confidence will take you far, even when you’re not so sure of yourself.

Maybe you’re interviewing for a job, or have to give a big presentation, or you may be facing any number of other nerve-wracking events. The good news is, you can appear confident, whether you’re feeling that way inside or not.

If you’re going to be in a situation where you’re out of your usual element, you must make sure you are prepared. Preparation will go a long way to alleviate your jitters.

You should also dress nicely, fix your hair, and try to look your best overall. When you’re feeling good about yourself, your confidence will be far greater than if you’ve rushed yourself to get ready.

Don’t forget to stand up straight, look other people in the eye, and smile. Don’t rush yourself, and try to concentrate on what you know, rather than what you don’t. Be friendly and outgoing. Also, stay busy. Don’t give yourself time to think too much about whatever’s got you worried.

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